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FFA AS-202 Bravo

FFA AS-202 Bravo

Role: Civil light aircraft
National origin: Switzerland/Italy
Manufacturer: FFA/SIAI-Marchetti
First flight: 9 March 1969

The AS/SA 202 Bravo is a two to three-seat civil light aircraft jointly designed and manufactured by the Swiss company Flug- und Fahrzeugwerke Altenrhein (FFA) and the Italian company Savoia-Marchetti. The aircraft was designated the AS 202 in Switzerland, and the SA 202 in Italy.

Savoia-Marchetti manufactured the wings, undercarriage and engine installation, while FFA manufactured the fuselage, tail and controls, while both companies had assembly plants manufacturing the complete aircraft.

The first Swiss model flew on 9 March 1969, the first Italian aircraft following on 8 May.

Bravo is a rugged all-metal low-wing monoplane with a full vision canopy. Its tricycle landing gear is fixed.

34 15s and 180 18s were built, with most in service with military customers. The biggest civil operator is Patria Pilot Training at Helsinki-Malmi Airport, Finland.

Variants

AS/SA 202-10
With 115 hp Lycoming O-235-C2A engine
AS/SA 202-15
With 150 hp Lycoming O-320-E2A engine, fixed pitch propeller, optional third aft seat
AS/SA 202-18A
With 180 hp Lycoming AEIO-360-B1F engine, constant speed propeller, third aft seat, fully aerobatic.
AS/SA 202/26A
With 195 kW (260hp) Lycoming AEIO-540 engine. Only one aircraft manufactured so far.
AS 32T Turbo Trainer
Two-seat tandem trainer aircraft, powered by a 268 kW (360-hp) Allison 250-B17C turboprop engine. Only one aircraft manufactured.

Operators

Civil Operators

Finland
Patria Pilot Training - 7 aircraft. Patria's Bravos are ex-British Aerospace Flying College aircraft. BAE Flying College owned 11 aircraft, but 1 was lost in Scotland claiming 2 lives. Remaining 10 aircraft were sold to private Finnish flying school Pilot Factory, which merged with Patria in 2004-2005.

7 aircraft out of original 10 remain in service. During merger with Patria, one aircraft was sold to private owner. Night-time accident at Helsinki-Malmi airport in 2002 claimed no lives but hull was damaged beyond repair. In August 2010 one aircraft veered off the runway at Helsinki-Malmi and was written off.

Morocco
Royal Air Maroc - 5 aircraft.
Oman
Royal Flight of Oman - 4 aircraft.
Uganda
Uganda Central Flying School - 8 aircraft.

Military Operators

Indonesia
Indonesian Air Force - 40 aircraft.
Iraq
Iraqi Air Force - 48 aircraft.
Jordan
Royal Jordanian Air Force
Morocco
Royal Moroccan Air Force - 10 aircraft.
Uganda
Ugandan Air Force

Specifications (202-10)

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General characteristics

Crew: One, pilot
Capacity: One or two passengers
Length: 6.65 m (21 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 9.8 m (32 ft 2 in)
Height: 2.51 m (8 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 13.16 m (141.58 ft)
Empty weight: 486 kg (AS 202-18A4 742 kg) (1,069 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 852 kg (AS 202-18A4 1,080 kg) (1,874 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Lycoming O-235-C2A 4-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 86 kW (115 hp)
Max landing weight : AS 202-18A4 1,050 kg

Performance

Never exceed speed: 175 knots
Maximum speed: 227 km/h (122 knots, 141 mph)
Cruise speed: 211 km/h (114 knots, 131 mph)
Stall speed: Flaps 0 60 KIAS. Flaps 15 56 KIAS. Flaps 41 49 KIAS ()
Rate of climb: 3.66 m/s (720 ft/min)
Endurance : 4 hrs for 202-18A4

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